Music improves quality of life and promotes social interaction for those with dementia; sustained musical memories demonstrated despite cognitive impairments in other areas.
10 week intervention; invited to use instruments and sing to create integrated musical ensemble, with public performance at end. Participants assessed using the QoL-AD and interviews. Audience completed a short questionnaire about perceptions and expectations.
Preliminary qualitative findings yielded positive results from participants and musicians. Public performance demonstrated a shift in perception based on written feedback.
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